baptism of fire


baptism of fire

Definition of BAPTISM OF FIRE

1
:  an introductory or initial experience that is a severe ordeal; especially :  a soldier's first exposure to enemy fire
2
:  a spiritual baptism by a gift of the Holy Spirit —often used in allusion to Acts 2:3–4; Matthew 3:11(Revised Standard Version)

First Known Use of BAPTISM OF FIRE

1625

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